Barcelona’s first Champions League tie without Lionel Messi being part of the squad ended up in disappointment as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
Ronald Koeman started summer signings Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong, but the duo and their teammates failed to create any impact as Barca finished the match without registering a shot on target.
Immediately after the loss, Barcelona president Joan Laporta chaired an ‘emergency meeting’ that lasted until early morning on Wednesday.
That’s according to Sport, who say the Spanish club’s chief met the Blaugrana vice-president, Rafael Yuste, and director of football, Mateu Alemany. It’s claimed the trio didn’t leave the Camp Nou until 2am on Wednesday.
Barcelona are aware there are several clubs that are superior to them, but what they saw against Bayern has left their leaders ‘very concerned’.
Koeman opted for a 3-5-2 formation for the European tie and that resulted in a lot of debate since former Everton manager was asked by the board to use a 4-3-3 formation.
Laporta was the last one to leave and he decided against speaking to reporters, who were waiting outside the stadium.
The details of the meeting haven’t been revealed yet, while Sport question whether an ‘important decision’ was made, something we’ll all find out soon.